Sunday, April 29, 2012

Do Not React, Do Not Resent, Keep Inner Stillness

Since it's Sunday I thought perhaps it would be a good day to post some sort of talk or sermon on the Eastern Christian spiritual life. This talk, given by Metropolitan Jonah of the Orthodox Church in America, has quickly become my favorite lecture on the spiritual life. I know it's long, but it's worth listening to and taking notes. Actually, this version of the talk is the shortened version. Usually the talk is twice as long.

The main premise of the talk is that the entire spiritual life as presented by the Fathers of the Philokalia can be boiled down to one key phrase, "Do not react; Do not resent; Keep inner stillness." Please take the time to listen to the whole thing. You won't regret it!

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